Crawley Community & Voluntary Service (CCVS)

Local networks

The local voluntary sector is stronger and more effective when organisations are working together, sharing resources and exchanging information. CCVS facilitates local partnership working ranging from informal networking through its forums, to joint project and funding bid development through local consortiums.

Join one of our forums

CCVS co-ordinates five special interest forums, which meet either bi-monthly or quarterly to learn about relevant strategy development, to discuss and report on local need through Local Picture reports which are fed up to statutory decision-makers, and to network and share information. Last year more than 80 organisations attended one of our forum meetings. Meetings are open to any organisation with an interest in the subject area.

Crawley Older Persons Forum
Young Crawley Children & Families Forum
Crawley Housing & Homelessness Forum
Mental Health Forum
Crawley Volunteer Managers Forum

The Local Picture Report 2017

The CCVS produces an annual report looking at the big issues which are facing people in Crawley. The report is based on the discussions and feedback which happen at the five different forum meetings. To see the report visit CCVS Local Picture Special Report 2017 CYP and Families Under Pressure.


Interested in working with others to develop funding bids?
Young Crawley is a local consortium of voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations working with children, young people and families in Crawley. It is open to any VCS organisation working in this field which meets certain basic requirements, and wishes to deliver joint, funded services. Find out more about joining Young Crawley here.

If you want to know more about local consortium development, do get in touch with us.


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